Massachusetts, Gloucester Crew Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
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Location of Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts
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Record Description
Record Type Crew Lists
Collection years 1806-1910
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What is in This Collection?

This collection contains incoming and outgoing crew lists from Gloucester, Massachusetts for the years 1806 to 1910.

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

Collection Content

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What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The records may include any of the following:

  • Name of ship and port of departure
  • Ship's arrival date and port of entry
  • Names of crew members
  • Position in the ship's crew
  • When and where engaged as a member of the crew
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Nationality
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Physical marks or peculiarities

How Do I Search the Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate age of your ancestor
  • The nationality of your ancestor

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What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details and lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

Use passenger lists to:

  • Learn an immigrant’s place of origin
  • Confirm their date of arrival
  • Learn foreign and “Americanized” names
  • Find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests.
  • If your ancestor had a common name, be sure to look at all the entries for a name before you decide which is correct.
  • Continue to search the passenger lists to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who may have immigrated at the same time.
  • If your ancestor has an uncommon surname, you may want to obtain the passenger list of every person who shares your ancestor’s surname if they lived in the same county or nearby. You may not know how or if they are related, but the information could lead you to more information about your own ancestors.

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • Check for variant spellings. Realize that the indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings and misinterpretations.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes of other port cities.

Citing this Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation

"Massachusetts, Gloucester Crew lists, 1806-1910." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing National Archives Identifier 4478100. National Archives and Records Administration, Boston, Massachusetts.

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